How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth?

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1f

"Funny... . Plays delightful games with language. . . . A great showcase for young talent." - Cleveland Plain Dealer.
An actress tells of her obsessive quest to play Lady Mac, of the disastrous productions she's starred in, and how being an actress has made her desperate to play her favorite role for the children she will never have.

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How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth?

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth? an actress tells of her obsessive quest to play Lady Mac, of the disastrous productions she's starred in, and how being an actress has made her desperate to play her favorite role for the children she will never have. Part of The Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Heroines. In Cincinnati & Other Plays.
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Reviews

"Funny... . Plays delightful games with language. . . . A great showcase for young talent." - Cleveland Plain Dealer.

"This is theatre of ideas that assume flesh and blood because the characters are so strong, so indelible and filled with sly humor." - Akron Beacon Journal.

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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas ...

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First produced by the Porthouse Theatre Company in Kent, Ohio in July, 1988, directed by Marya Bednerik.

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